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For wisdom's fake, a word that all men love;
For charity itself fulfills the law;
And who can fever love from charity?
King. Saint Cupid, then! and, foldiers, to the field!
Long. Now to plaindealing; lay these gloffes by: Shall we refolve to woo these girls of France?
King. And win them too; therefore let us devife Some entertainment for them in their tents.
Biron. First, from the park let us conduct them thither;
Then, homeward, every man attach the hand
We will with some strange pastime folace them,
King. Away, away! no time fhall be omitted,
Biron. Allons! Allons! fowed cockle reaps no corn,
ACT V. SCENE I.
Enter Holofernes, Nathaniel, and Dull.
Atis quod fufficit.
Nath. I praife god for you, fir; your reasons at dinner have been sharp and fententious; pleafant without fcurrility, witty without affectation, audacious without impudency, learned without opinion, and strange without herefy: I did converfe this quondam-day with a companion of the king's, who is entitled, nominated, or called, don Adriano de Armado.
Hol. Novi hominem tanquam te. His humour is lofty, his discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, his eye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general behaviour vain, ridiculous, and thrafonical. He is too picked, too fpruce, too affected, too odd, as it were, too peregrinate, as I may call it.
Nath. A most fingular and choice epithet !
draws out his tablebook. Hol. He draweth out the thread of his verbofity finer than the ftaple of his argument. I abhor fuch fanatical phantafms, fuch infociable and point-devife companions, fuch rackers of orthography, as do fpeak, dout, fine, when he should say, doubt; det, when he should pronounce debt; d, e, b, t; not d, e, t: he clepeth a calf, cauf: half, hauf: neighbour vocatur nebour; neigh, abbreviated ne: this is abominable, which we would call abhominable, it infinuateth to me of infany: me intelligis, domine? to make frantick, lunatick ?
Nath. Laus deo, bone intelligo.
Hol. Bone? bone for benè; Prifcian a little fcratch'd, 'twill ferve.
Enter Armado, Moth, and Coftard.
Nath. Videfne quis venit?
Hol. Quare chirra, not firrah?
Arm. Men of peace, well encountred.
Moth. They have been at a great feaft of languages, and stole the fcraps.
Coft. O, they have liv'd long on the almsbasket of words. I marvel, thy mafter hath not eaten thee for a word, for thou art not fo long by the head as honorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art eafier fwallow'd than a flapdragon.
Moth. Peace the peal begins.
Arm. Monfieur, are you not letter'd?
Moth. Yes, yes, he teaches boys the hornbook :
Moth. Ba, moft filly sheep with a horn. You hear his learning.
Moth. The third of the five vowels, if you repeat them, or the fifth, if I.
Hol. I will repeat them, a, e, i,---
Moth. The fheep; the other two concludes it, o, u.
Moth. Offer'd by a child to an old man: which is wit-old.
Hol. Thou difputeft like an infant; go, whip thy gig. Moth. Lend me your horn to make one, and I will whip about your infamy circum circa, a gig of a cuckold's horn.
Coft. An I had but one penny in the world, thou should'st have it to buy gingerbread; hold, there is the very remuneration I had of thy mafter, thou half-penny purfe of wit, thou pigeon-egg of difcretion. O, an the heav'ns were so pleased, that thou wert but my bastard! what a joyful father wouldst thou make me? go to, thou haft it ad dunghil, at the finger's ends, as they say.
Hol. O, I fmell falfe latin, dunghil for unguem.
Arm. Arts-man, præambula; we will be fingled from the barbarous. Do you not educate youth at the charge-house on the top of the mountain ?
Hol. Or, mons, the hill.
Arm. At your sweet pleasure, for the mountain.
Arm. Sir, it is the king's most sweet pleasure and affection, to congratulate the princess at her pavilion, in the posterior of this day, which the rude multitude call, the afternoon.
Hol. The pofterior of the day, moft generous fir, is liable,
Arm. Sir, the king is a noble gentleman, and my familiar, I
fudden breaking out of mirth, as it were, I have acquainted you
Hol. Sir, you fhall present before her the nine worthies. Sir, [to Nathaniel] as concerning fome entertainment of time, fome how in the pofterior of this day, to be render'd by our affistance at the king's command, and this moft gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman; before the princefs: I fay, none so fit as to present the nine worthies.
Nath. Where will you find men worthy enough to prefent them?
Hol. Jofbua, yourself; this gallant gentleman, Judas Maccabeus; this fwain, because of his great limb or joint, fhall pafs for Pompey the great; and the page, Hercules.
Arm. Pardon, fir, errour: he is not quantity enough for that worthy's thumb; he is not so big as the end of his club.
Hol. Shall I have audience? he fhall prefent Hercules in minority: his enter and exit fhall be, strangling a snake; and I will have an apology for that purpose.
Moth. An excellent device! fo, if any of the audience hifs, you may cry, well done, Hercules! now thou crufheft the fnake! that is the way to make an offence gracious, though few have grace to know it.
Arm. For the reft of the worthies?
Hol. I will play three myself.
Arm. We will have, if this fadge not, an antick. I befeech
Hol. Via! goodman Dull, thou haft spoken no word all this
Dull. Nor underftood none neither, fir.
Hol. Allons! we will employ thee.
Dull. F'll make one in a dance, or fo: or I will play on the